Offer the airlines new ways to save millions of gallons of jet fuel and they will practically bite your hand off. That is the clear signal to the aerospace industry as Airbus and Boeing continue to rack up record-breaking orders for their new generation of reengined and more efficient commercial aircraft. Yet even the coming wave of new models will, within a few years, inevitably face even tighter environmental regulations and higher fuel prices than today's generation. In past years ...

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